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Illinois Statewide Afterschool Network

Voices for Illinois Children

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $112,500
  • Grant Period October 1, 2014–March 31, 2016
  • Location Chicago, IL, United States
  • Geographic Focus Illinois

About this grant

This grant will support Voices for Illinois Children which coordinates the Illinois Statewide Afterschool Network. The Illinois Statewide Afterschool Network will focus on building capacity for long-term success and advancing systems change for afterschool and expanded learning in Illinois. Over the course of this project, the network will create new policy initiatives, continue to build and nurture strong education partnerships, and develop messaging around state-specific data. The network’s initiatives will include: 1) expanding an afterschool champions program for educators in the state; 2) creating statewide quality standards on afterschool; and 3) activating a college and career readiness committee to link afterschool and academic success.